Greens would up Congestion Charge to £10 and make buses cheaper
PUBLISHED: 23:24 28 January 2009 | UPDATED: 14:00 05 October 2010
Dear Editor, THE Mayor of London is promising a zero increase’ in council tax. But he will be costing a typical London household £180 a year in increased bus and tube fares. Our proposals would reinste plans for a £25 Congestion Charge on polluting gas guzzler’ cars and increase the standard toll to £10
THE Mayor of London is promising a zero increase’ in council tax. But he will be costing a typical London household £180 a year in increased bus and tube fares.
Boris Johnson is promising a greener, more affordable London, while his policies make it more expensive and more polluted.
Of all the political parties at City Hall, we are the only ones to put forward a detailed, costed alternative to his budget. Our proposals would reverse the damaging cuts to work on the environment, housing and health, increase funding for cycling and public transport and cut bus and Tube fares.
All this would be funded by canceling the Mayor’s expensive plans to phase out bendy’ buses, by reinstating plans for a £25 charge on the most polluting gas guzzler’ cars and by increasing the standard Congestion Charge toll to £10.
The Mayor is proposing cuts and fares increases. But the Greens are proposing a modest council tax increase of just 7p a week to help deliver a fairer, healthier London.
Darren Johnson (Green Party)
Queens Walk, Southwark
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